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Full text of "Flora Indica Vol-I"

INTRODUCTORY  ESSAY.                                  67
all cases in future. Mr. Bentham has also been good enough
to entrust to us his complete set of Mr. Edgeworth's plants,
which are authentically named by that gentleman, and cor-
respond with his paper on North Indian plants in the twentieth
volume of the Transactions of the Linnean Society of Lon-
don. We have thus had it in our power to quote the syno-
nyms of that memoir with confidence. The benefits which
we have derived from Mr. Bentham's profound knowledge
and ready help, and ttie obligations we are under to him, are
such as it is impossible adequately to express.
11. We have in lite manner to thank Dr. Lindley for his
generous assistance in every way, and for unlimited access to
his valuable collection, which has enabled us to identify many
of the species described in the c Botanical Register/ thee Jour-
nal of the Horticultural Society/ and other works of this ex-
cellent botanist. Dr. Lindley's herbarium contains a fine set
of Penang plants, communicated by Mr. Prince, and by Mr.
Phillips; and numerous specimens from Ceylon collected by
Mr. Macrae.
1. The Indian collection of Colonel Munro, 39feh Regi-
ment, has also, by the liberality of its owner, been placed at
our disposal. 'Colonel Munro's earlier collections were made
in the Madras Presidency, but after his removal to Bengal he
explored the vicinity of Agra, and made an,extensive tour in
the Himalaya from Kumaon to Simla and Kanawer.
,We cannot conclude this comprehensive catalogue without
an allusion to the labours of Dr. Falconer, one of the most es-
timable, able, and accomplished of Indian botanists; to whose
liberality and good offices we were in many ways indebted as
travellers in India, and arc still, as workers at home. Dr.
Falconer was one of the first botanists who visited Kashmir
and Little Tibet, where he formed magnificent collections, as
he also did in Kumaon and the Punjab, illustrating his speci-
mens with voluminous notes and details of their structure and
affinities. His collections arc, we believe, still in the Inflia
House, where they have been for many years. They" consti-